Entrepreneurs are an interesting breed. They go against the grain and create their own path.
Although entrepreneurs are ambitious, they do come across obstacles where just a few words can re-ignite the passion behind their mission, their purpose, and their ultimate goal.
There is a lot of power behind words. Words can inspire, create emotions, and even start a movement.
You can find quotes every where and people love sharing them. An issue with quotes can be that they are just read and not reflected upon.
Entrepreneurs need to find focus:
– A rebellious entrepreneur is one who shows the desire and will to continue forward despite opposition, negativity, and resist convention.
– Rebellious entrepreneurs will focus on one quote and read it at different times of the day, they will then find that quote itself changes.
– They will see it under a different light as well as learn something new.
This approach allows you, the rebellious entrepreneur, to focus on one thing with the idea of bringing many possibilities.
These quotes will unleash and inspire the rebel in all entrepreneurs.
Follow these 3 steps with the following list of 25 quotes:
- Save them to your computer or bookmark this page
- Choose one rebellious entrepreneur quote for the day
- Read the quote throughout the day (morning, afternoon, and at the end of your day)
1. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
Maybe you thought about how things would be different if you were more of a risk taker or didn’t have the fear of rejection. It’s normal to have these feelings. Remember, if there was no such things as fear then bravery and courage wouldn’t exist.
2. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
You can get caught up in the gossip and the constant feeds of events going on. Gossip only brings instability within your team and organization. Instead, be the one who crushes gossip and inspires ideas.
3. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
As an entrepreneur, you are waiting for that one opportunity to be that tipping point where the game changes. If you are finding yourself patiently waiting but nothing is coming, it may be time to bring out the toolbox, get your hands dirty, and build a door yourself.
4. “To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” – Sven Goran Eriksson
Like Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Small minds discuss people.” Once you start comparing yourself to other successful people and wishing you were like them or have what they have, the world misses out on you showing who you truly are. We all have something unique to offer.
5. “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi
It’s not easy being an entrepreneur. You will not always get the support you need. You will be constantly rejected and made fun of. And there will always be someone ahead of you or trying to out-do you. Good. It means you are doing something right.
6. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, and if you can’t help them don’t hurt them.” -Dalai Lama
What you do matters. You must find a deeper purpose of the WHY behind what you are doing. Don’t worry about building up the bottom line. It will come once you start focusing on helping others.
7. “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” – Joseph Campbell
As a rebellious entrepreneur, you create your own path. If you find that the grass is always green and the paths are beautifully manicured then there is a good chance you are missing out on the opportunities waiting specifically for you.
8. “Beware the bareness of a busy life.” – Socrates
Don’t make yourself seem busy by filling your schedule with mundane tasks. The main question to ask yourself is if whether or not the tasks will get you closer to your ultimate goal. Constantly checking your email or social media feeds will not make opportunities pop up any faster.
9. “Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” – Lao Tzu
If you are going to do something, make sure it’s purposeful. You need to keep you energy levels high as a rebellious entrepreneur. Filling up your day with nonsense will only drain your energy and leave you feeling weak when obstacles or opportunities approach.
10. “Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” – John De Paola
Don’t rush towards success. There are no shortcuts. Take your time and work on your craft. If the road towards your ultimate goal is easy, it’s not meaningful enough.
11. “Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.” – Norman Vincent Peale
It’s important to keep your entrepreneurial fire lit. People and events will try to break you down. As long as you surround yourself with the right people and you truly believe in your mission or idea, nothing can stop you.
12. “Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” – Billy Wilder
Give yourself more credit. Entrepreneurs cannot be afraid of listening to their instincts no matter how much criticism you think you will receive.
13. “Stay away from what might have been and look at what will be.” – Marsha Petrie Sue
If you continue to focus on what might have been if you’ve done something different, then you will miss out on the possibilities that lay ahead of you. It’s best to live in the present, prepare for what’s to come, and remember the past. Don’t live in the past.
14. “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Victoria Holt
Whatever happened, happened. You can’t change it. Moving forward with regret will only make you feel stuck in the past.
15. “If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.” – Daisuka Ikeda
Not every day is going to be a good day. If every day is perfect then you are not reaching high enough.
16. “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” – Barbara Baron
You don’t always want to wake up before the sun rises. But you do. How you start your morning primes your fitness for taking action. The longer you wait, the less action you will take.
17. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
Your idea, services, or product, matters. Why? Because you believe it matters.
18. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.” – Helen Keller
Entrepreneurs can’t expect everything to be positive and filled with roses. Brian Tracy said, “If you are always on, then you must be on something.”
19. “It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings.”- Dale Carnegie
When things get rough, you cannot let your emotions take you over. You may not always have control over your circumstances, but you are in control of your emotions.
20. “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell
As long as you are doing what you love to do and continue to work at it, doors will open for you. Active patience is always rewarded.
21. “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” – Maya Angelou
If you are trying to prove something to others, you will learn that when you do reach your goal those people who you are trying to prove something to, still don’t care.
22. “Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.” – Sonya Parker
When you start worrying about what others think of you and try to make everyone like you, you become less of yourself. You mold yourself into what others want you to become and you are no longer in control of your own destiny.
23. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer
Every obstacle means there is opportunity right around the corner. You approach determines the outcome.
24. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
To live is to give. A rebel entrepreneur fights against the status quo of building up the dollars in the bottom line and focus on the bottom line being the amount of people they help
25. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Without fear there is no such thing as strength, courage, and confidence.
Becoming an entrepreneur takes courage, but having the strength to stay on your journey as a rebellious entrepreneur means you’ve made fear your friend.